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    Bus Blues

    on October 8th, 2009, by nathan

    Before I flew over to Amsterdam to start work on Durian, I traveled a bit to visit friends and family. While in California a friend of mine from college, Sean Kraft, and I made this short film:

    Sean did all of the editing and effects work. I basically just acted stupid in front of the camera.



    31 Responses to “Bus Blues”

    1. EnV Says:

      LOL! Nice to see you again , Nathan, even if in “stupid acting”. πŸ™‚
      All the best for Durian.

    2. Fury_jin Says:

      I thought only mean girls end up like this. πŸ˜‰
      Great effect.

    3. D Says:

      Your line delivery was spot on! No actor of today could have matched the intensity or immediacy of that performance.

      “Wait! Your gonna be hit by bus!”


    4. Wahooney Says:

      I find this short subject to be symbolic of the Nanny State and how by reducing the freedoms of others, in this case preventing the crossing of the street, one ends up destroying one’s own individuality.

      And Nathan gets hit by a bus!

    5. Diablothe2nd Says:


      Although it was a bit weird that the bus portrayed as the one about to hit the guy across the street (the one with the bicycle on the front) was actually the one that hit you πŸ˜›

      Can’t wait for Durian!!!!! woohoo!!!

    6. rogper Says:

      Nathan character seams to have a little bit of Nostradamus…
      But it’s cool and very well done πŸ˜‰

    7. rogper Says:

      Well as long we don’t see it too many times…
      …then you note that the bus must be a ghost bus… or a dimension jumper πŸ˜›
      I also found strange when Nathan looks the first time for the bus, I would film it from Nathans point of view, instead it looks that it’s filmed from the distracted walker point of view… this confuses a little the brain πŸ˜› unless it was intentional made with that purpose.
      …Anyway I maintain the previous opinion πŸ˜‰

    8. Limvot Says:

      Nice, made me chuckle. Pretty good effects.

    9. Nik Says:

      Wait! You’re gonna be hit by bus! πŸ˜€

      Its funny that if you view the frames, the crushy sound comes a bit before the actual hit:P

    10. Tujk Says:

      Naah, nah, nah, nah… you don’t fool me… is fake.

    11. Jean-SΓ©bastien Guillemette Says:

      Haha! Amazing!

    12. Radek Says:

      Funny. Nathan is surprisingly a good actor. πŸ™‚

    13. Max Puliero Says:


      sooo funny!

    14. Robo3Dguy Says:

      lol good one.

    15. Month3d Says:

      Lol, that was funny xD

    16. Ovidiu Says:

      dude, please don’t get killed in the second durian day! … LOL

    17. ColeZero Says:

      Fury_jin Says: I thought only mean girls end up like this

      so i guess he is ^^

      No sorry nathan πŸ˜‰ Funny video. Great effects Sean.

      best wishes

    18. PNG_pyro Says:

      Heh, you guys are goofy…

      All the best for Durian!

    19. steven Says:

      This video is very fun.

    20. Meltdown Says:

      please, don’t make the durian character playing like that :p

    21. Dalai Felinto Says:

      Is this Vancouver? (it certainly looks like)

    22. vykelt Says:

      you made me LOLed.

    23. Eibriel Says:

      You have the style of the bigest ones! Like Griffith and Spielberg.
      And your acting on the fly will be the inspiration of the young actors! jajaja

    24. Reyn Says:

      Hahahahahaha! That made my day! Lol. Good to see you acting again after the Blender Institute tour. Lol. ^_^

    25. Rafster Says:

      Okay, come on, post the the Blender file, show us how you did it, did you use After Effects . . .

    26. Piiichan Says:

      Oh no, Nathan is dead!
      What will the Durian team do now without him???!

      Oh yeah, I remember, Nathan himself said he had “no idea why they wanted him on this project” because he “sucks”. (

      So everything’s all right

      Well done!

    27. Dusty Says:

      That’s so funny!

    28. Avenger1130 Says:

      NOOO!!! Nathan got hit by a bus!! I guess durian is ruined. lol, jk. Awesome video.

    29. D@nny Says:

      Great and very funny short! Watch it several times, keeps make laughing!

    30. tntermini Says:

      Hah! Gave my family a good laugh.

    31. Nixon Says:

      i don’t get whats so funny about someone getting ran over by a bus lol…
      i guess i’ll know as soon that it happens to me…
      anyway funny short, i wonder how u montaged the actuall impact
      best regards